BioViz Web-link Resources

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GRAPHICAL/DIMENSIONAL REPRESENTATION

- Image & Meaning- a working group on producing scientific images
- Visual Complexity - graphical representations of complex phenomena
- Information Aesthetics
- NetSci - visualizing network dynamics
- NSF Science & Engineering Viz Challenge
- Edward Tufte
- The Gettysburg Address - a la the limitations of Powerpoint

SCALE

- How Big is a...? - getting a sense of size
- Powers of Ten - the classic Eames film on scale (video)
- The Official Powers of Ten site

MUSEUM DISPLAYS & MODELS

- Did T. Rex have good posture?
- T. Rex on trial - scavenger or predator?
- The evolving view of T. Rex over time through representation
- Age of Reptiles Mural - revising museum depictions of life's past
- Blaschka Brothers & the Glass Aquarium
- Blaschka Brothers & Glass Flowers
- The Museum of Jurassic Technology - natural history on its head

METAPHOR & ANALOGY

- Charles Le Brun - readings humans as animals - illustration
- "The metamorphosis of Plants" - a theoretic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- Goethe as a Botantist
- A scientific revisiting of Goethe's conception of "metamorphosis"
- Metaphor and analogy in Vesalian anatomy
- Toviyah Kats: Body as a Building
- Descartes and the Body / Machine Metaphor

THE BODY

Illustration from way back -

- Anatomia - rare anatomical plates (1522-1867)
- Anatomy of Gender - Renaissance visualizations of the body
- Dream Anatomy - a history of body envisioning
- A Visual History of Medicine

Imaging Techniques & Technologies

- Fingerprints and Biometrics - the "pro" argument
- Biometrics Resource Database
- JAFFE - an curious database of emotional expression & biometrics
- "Self-esteem booster" - readings faces as a means of self-help!
- Visible Proofs - forensics and the history of visible evidence
- Virtual Autopsy
- Inside the Womb - Time magazine's take on human development
- Behind the Lens: Interview with Lennart Nilsson - Time magazine's take on human development
- The Visible Human Project - virtually slicing through the body
- OsiriX - powerful, free 3D visualizing software (Mac)
- MRI looks at Cancer
- A brief history of X-Rays
- Tricho X-Ray Hair Remover!
- Shoe - fitting "Fluoroscope" - are you a double E? Let's X-ray you and find out
- Ins & Outs of X-Ray Image Formation
- Digital Motion X-Rays - (for doctors & lawyers, In the end, its's about whiplash!
- Infrared Zoo Gallery

HAECKEL & HIS GHOSTS - Illustration v. photography vs. computer manipulation

- Ernst Haeckel, summarized
- Haeckel's 'fraud' through Creationist eyes
- Evolutionary biology's currert view on Haeckel's Embryos
- It May Look Authentic; Here's How to Tell It Isn't (NY Times)
- Developmental Biology Learning Resources
- Lennart Nilsson video collage - Haeckel's theory re-inscribed?

SEEING THE TINY - Microscopy

- Robert Hooke's complete & original Micrographia
- Summary of Micrographia
- "Micrographia" : A Contemporary Light Microscopy Resource
- History of the Printed Scientific Book
- Dictyostelium Cinema: Slime molds are well beyond your imagination (video)
- A History of Microscopy
- Electron Microscopy Overview (Smithsonian)
- Views from Electron Microscopy (TESCAN)
- Nikon's Small World Competition
- The Eye of Science

BIOMOLECULES & CELLS - the computer-eye view

- The Inner Life of the Cell
- Biovisions - Harvard multimedia molecular visualizations
- 3D DNA tutorial
- Another excellent 3D DNA tutorial
- 3D Antibody tutorial
- Protein Tutorial
- History of Molecular Visualization
- Biomolecular Visualization - downloadable software
- Molecular Visualization Resources
- the work of John Kyrk - Cell & Biochemistry Visualization
- Comprehensive List of Educational Biological Animations

BIOTRACKING - animal movement across space & time

- Track bees, fish and ants through complex social living
- How to Track Marine Migrations
- POST - Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Project
- WWF | Tracking Pygmy Elephants